Weekly Comment:
Danny Boy for the Mets

Mets playoff superstar Daniel Murphy has a new walk-on song for the World Series this year – Danny Boy, with a twist. Irish actress and singer Maxine Linehan re-wrote the Irish traditional song “Danny Boy” with baseball-themed lyrics in honor of the Mets’ infielder, who hit a record-breaking seven home run streak in the post-season. Murphy, who currently walks to bat to “Shipping out to...

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From the Archives:
Bill Murray, 1988

ED: In 1988 we sent T.J. English to Bill Murray’s home to talk to him on the occasion of Scrooged, out that November. English, who still had the tapes from that conversation, sent them to PBS’s Blank on Blank podcast, which posted the final animated Bill Murray episode this week, along with the longer podcast with outtakes (below) and it’s everything we could have expected....

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From the Archives:
John Minihan’s photos of Samuel Beckett

This week, in 1969, Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, and October marks the 30th anniversary of Irish America. Looking back at our premier issue, we revisit our first feature photo essay – John Minihan’s photographs of Samuel Beckett at London rehearsal for “Waiting for Godot,” by the San Quentin Drama Workshop in preparation of its showing at the...

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Weekly Comment: Irish American Writers & Artists Celebrate Patricia Harty (Photos)

On Monday, October 19, Irish American Writers and Artists celebrated the Eugene O’Neill Awards at the Manhattan Club in New York, honoring Irish America co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Patricia Harty with the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award. Scored turned up to celebrate Harty’s legacy in the Irish American community, and her 30 years as editor of this magazine,...

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Irish America Announces Jim Clerkin as 30th Anniversary Business 100 Keynote Speaker

Irish America is pleased to announce Jim Clerkin, president and CEO of the newly-developed Moët Hennessy North America division, as Keynote Speaker at the 30th Anniversary Irish America Business 100 Awards Luncheon to be held on Thursday, December 3rd. Clerkin, who served as president and CEO of Moët Hennessy U.S.A. since 2010, will deliver the address at the annual luncheon hosted at the...

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